Miami Beach travel guide

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You're Going to Love Miami Beach

Miami Beach has a stunning location on the barrier island east of Miami and is home to lots of popular beach resorts. The city is also famous for its culture and arts centers, as well as its incredible nightlife.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Miami Beach

1. Beaches, Naturally

Miami Beach has been one of the top beach resorts in the USA for nearly 100 years. South Beach is a particular favorite, with beautiful sands, warm, calm water, and good facilities.

2. Unstoppable Nightlife

Miami Beach's legendary nightlife makes it one of the most popular Spring Break destinations and its Latin American population adds a distinctive flair to the music.

3. The Culture

South Beach, especially, is known for the quality of its art galleries and museums, such as ArtCenter and the Bass.

4. A Modern Cityscape

Go to the Art Deco Historic District around Ocean Drive to enjoy the largest area of modern Art Deco buildings in the world.

5. Ocean Life

Surrounded by the ocean, Miami Beach is a great place to enjoy water sports, or swim and fish in the clear ocean.

Where to Eat in Miami Beach

The 11th Street Diner on Washington Avenue is a good budget choice, with dishes from $8 and a great all-day breakfast. A Fish Called Avalon on Ocean Drive offers superb seafood, with mains up to $45.

When to visit Miami Beach

Miami Beach in September
Estimated hotel price
$333
1 night at 3-star hotel
Miami Beach in September
Estimated hotel price
$333
1 night at 3-star hotel

Miami Beach has subtropical climate, with warm, dry winters and hot, humid summers. It is an ideal, year-round destination.

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How to Get to Miami Beach

Plane

Miami Beach's nearest airport is Miami International Airport (MIA), which has a huge number of domestic and international connections. The Miami Beach Airport Flyer bus will take you to Miami Beach for $2.65, while a taxi is around $32.

Train

The nearest train station is at Miami, which has Amtrak passenger services to major US cities. The fare from New York City is from $122.

Car

The city is connected to Miami via Highway 195 and then via US-1 to the major US highway network.

Bus

Greyhound has extensive passenger services to Miami, where you can connect with local public transport to Miami Beach. Fares from New York City to Miami start at $78.50.

Airports near Miami Beach

Airlines serving Miami Beach

United Airlines
Good (69,526 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (47,703 reviews)
Lufthansa
Good (28,432 reviews)
KLM
Good (3,808 reviews)
Delta
Good (30,768 reviews)
Air France
Good (4,368 reviews)
British Airways
Good (23,356 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (23,632 reviews)
SWISS
Excellent (9,192 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Excellent (11,554 reviews)
Iberia
Good (6,174 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (25,062 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (4,862 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (15,780 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (5,585 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (2,482 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (5,454 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (30,355 reviews)
Finnair
Good (3,882 reviews)
Spirit Airlines
Okay (63,106 reviews)
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Where to stay in Miami Beach

SoBe Hostel has twin rooms in a great location. The Delano Boutique Hotel on Collins Avenue is a luxury option for people looking to splash out.

Popular neighbourhoods in Miami Beach

South Beach - this area is famous for its Art Deco Historic District and also has some of the best beaches, bars, and clubs in the city.

Mid-Beach - Mid-Beach is a quieter area, less frequented by the party animals. The walk along the Miami Beach Boardwalk is stunning and great for people watching.

North Beach - North Beach continues on from Mid-Beach and is particularly favored by families. Haulover Beach Park is one of only a few surfing beaches in the area.

Most popular hotel in Miami Beach by neighbourhood

Where to stay in popular areas of Miami Beach

Most booked hotels in Miami Beach

1 Hotel South Beach
Excellent (8.7, Excellent reviews)
$958+
Loews Miami Beach Hotel
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
$583+
Intercontinental Miami, An IHG Hotel
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
$354+
KAYAK Miami Beach
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
$297+
The St Maurice Beach Inn
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
$152+
Yve Hotel Miami
Good (7.4, Good reviews)
$272+
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How to Get Around Miami Beach

Public Transportation

Miami Beach has good bus transportation, with frequent services. Particularly useful is the South Beach Local loop, which costs only $0.25.

Taxi

Taxis are everywhere in South Beach and a convenient way of getting around. The starting fare is $2.95 and then around $4 per mile.

Car

Renting a car is perhaps the easiest way to see Miami Beach. Car rental is widely available from Sixt and Enterprise and will cost anywhere from $20 a day.

Car hire agencies in Miami Beach

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The Cost of Living in Miami Beach

Shopping Streets

Collins Avenue and Washington Avenue make up the designer district, while Española Way is a good pedestrian mall with a great Sunday market selling everything from flowers to souvenirs.

Groceries and Other

A quart of milk in Miami Beach will cost around $1 and a dozen eggs is priced at $2.96.

Cheap meal
$23.21
A pair of jeans
$63.35
Single public transport ticket
$3.49
Cappuccino
$5.94